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KD Talbot
07-06-2009, 06:54 PM
Just happened to look at the webcams:

http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/cam/deck/deck-med.jpg

KDT

TrishandAlex
07-06-2009, 07:11 PM
I don't understand...

KD Talbot
07-06-2009, 07:13 PM
I linked to the live picture. I wanted the one from 15 minutes ago. Will see if I can find it. Sorry!

KDT

KD Talbot
07-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Brad, I need some help. I can't find today's webcam images archived yet.

Please post the Deck cam image from about 6:45PM, 7/6/09.

Everyone will get it then!

KDT

Brad
07-06-2009, 08:21 PM
Let me guess which image you are talking about . . .

http://images51.fotki.com/v1543/photos/2/1002902/7700836/20090706_185406_deck-vi.jpg

Brad
07-06-2009, 08:25 PM
Brad, I need some help. I can't find today's webcam images archived yet.

Please post the Deck cam image from about 6:45PM, 7/6/09.

Everyone will get it then!

KDT
The process should kick in and update the archive within 10 minutes after the live image is updated. That gives the image updating cycle on my computer a chance to cycle through and save the images (it takes 3-4 minutes to do this so I do not put a lot of stress on the MWO live site) and then another 5 minutes since my Fotki updating is every 5 minutes. So, worst case would be 9 minutes - if everything is running right. Normally it is a lot faster updating.

KD Talbot
07-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Thanks Brad! Pretty cool, yes?

KDT

TrishandAlex
07-06-2009, 08:30 PM
Ooooh -- that's gorgeous! NOW I get it. ;)

Brad
07-06-2009, 08:32 PM
Thanks Brad! Pretty cool, yes?

KDT
Very cool!

Knapper
07-06-2009, 09:34 PM
Even cooler in person as it was a full half circle and one of the brightest primary/secondary rainbows I have seen up here. I couldn't fit it all into one frame so I will have to try and stitch what I have when I get home Weds. I will try to post it here if I get anything.

Brad
07-06-2009, 09:53 PM
Even cooler in person as it was a full half circle and one of the brightest primary/secondary rainbows I have seen up here. I couldn't fit it all into one frame so I will have to try and stitch what I have when I get home Weds. I will try to post it here if I get anything.
No wide angle lens? Or even too big for that?

Knapper
07-06-2009, 10:47 PM
No wide angle lens? Or even too big for that?

It was too big for it given its proximity to where I was standing for the pic. It took about two wide angle pictures to get the whole thing.

CHRIS
07-07-2009, 06:39 AM
That is awesome. I would love to have seen it in person.

Brad
07-07-2009, 09:14 AM
It was too big for it given its proximity to where I was standing for the pic. It took about two wide angle pictures to get the whole thing.
Ryan, send me the files and lets see what the software I have can do with stitching them together. Would be interesting to try. Bradstreet @ principia.edu

Steve M
07-07-2009, 10:57 AM
Awesome view of the rainbow. I would like to see Ryan's pics when they are done.

Knapper
07-08-2009, 12:19 AM
Ryan, send me the files and lets see what the software I have can do with stitching them together. Would be interesting to try. Bradstreet @ principia.edu

Thanks for the offer Brad. When I get off the summit and get the pictures offloaded at home, I will try my best first with the program I have and if they don't look good with my software, I will be sure to send them to you to try your hand at. I would send you them from work but my memory card doesn't work here for some reason and if I try, I risk losing them all.

Brad
07-08-2009, 05:40 AM
No problem. Some stitching software can handle a wide angle lens - some can't. Give it a shot.

Knapper
07-09-2009, 09:46 AM
So here is what I could come up with. Had to end up using 4-5 images to get the final product. Ignoring left hand side of the deck, and some of the "holes" around the fringes of the pic, I think it looks good. The down side is the secondary rainbow didn't get captured on film the whole way round but was visible to the human eye. But reading on forums, this is common unless you change certain settings. But since this wasn't going to last very long, I didn't have that much time to tinker around with.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/3703554697_c7f4bc7409_b.jpg

CHRIS
07-09-2009, 10:04 AM
That is amazing. I would love to have seen this in person. Thanks for taking the time to show us.

Brad
07-09-2009, 10:46 AM
wonderful - thanks

Steve M
07-09-2009, 02:21 PM
I love it! Great job stitching it together. It must have been wonderful to see in person.

KD Talbot
07-09-2009, 03:37 PM
Nice job, Knapper!

I always knew the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow would be in the tank farm on Mount Washington!

KDT

Charlie
07-11-2009, 09:11 AM
that is very nice thanks